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  1. sabills

    Kim Pegula - NHL Commissioner?

    Her gender doesn't have anything to do with if she is capable or not, absolutely. That also doesn't mean that we can't acknowledge that a woman having that sort of power in the EXTREMELY male dominated field of sports wouldn't be a huge deal. Maybe it SHOULDN'T be, but that doesn't mean it wouldn't be. This is the difference between equality and equity. The idea of equality is flawed in that it assumes that everyone starts from zero and is equal from the start. That ignores the fact that being a minority, whether thats gender or race or sexual identity, means starting out at a distinct disadvantage. Sports ownership and executive powers have long been dominated by straight white men, a woman of color taking the reigns would be a massive accomplishment. Physics was pointing out that a handful of poster's initial reactions to this news was to immediately comment that KP is hot. Already, those people are ignoring her abilities and instead talking about her looks. You saying "well YOU mentioned she's a woman" implies that you think her being a woman means she, what, deserves to be judged on her appearance? The mere mention of her gender is enough to warrant those sort of comments? If I'm reading that wrong, what DID you mean?
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    Kim Pegula - NHL Commissioner?

    So acknowledging that she's a woman is an open invitation to make comments on her appearance? That's pretty messed up, dude.
  3. Has anyone seen Tennyson and Nathan Peterman in the same room?
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    Kim Pegula - NHL Commissioner?

    Brawndo thinks so. I'm still skeptical. Even if they remove her name as owner (something I don't forsee her wanting) I think being married to an owner would be disqualifying. I know the commish works for the owners, but they have to work for ALL the owners, and the optics just wouldn't be great. I just don't see it happening. Who know's if she'd even want it, too. She has a pretty nice little empire here, IDK if I'd want to give that up to get booed at drafts.
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    Kim Pegula - NHL Commissioner?

    The article basically says that he's the commissioner until he doesn't want to be any more, and it doesn't seem like he plans on retiring anytime soon. But he's still 66 or something.
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    Kim Pegula - NHL Commissioner?

    Seems like a conflict of interest to have an owner as commissioner.
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    Kim Pegula - NHL Commissioner?

    I read that, too. Here ya go: https://theathletic.com/697082/2018/12/06/who-will-be-the-next-nhl-commissioner/ Not sure how that would work, though. Wouldn't they have to sell the Sabres?
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    Post job interview etiquette

    I had one go like this on me. I applied online for a job, did a short interview with an outside recruiter who then set me up with the manager for the position. The spot was new in this company so they weren't even completely firm on what it was going to look like, but it sounded interesting. Met with the manager and it went really well. He said he had a few more interviews but I'd hear back soon. A week or so later I get contacted by the recruiter again that they want me for a second interview and they'd like me to prepare a little plan of how I'd go about starting up this position. Did it, knocked the second interview out of the park. Manager was impressed with my plan and we got on well personally. A few days go by and I get contacted that the job is essentially mine, just need to meet with the CIO and get a sign up. I meet him, goes fine, wasn't even much of an interview as much as it was talking about the company and job. It seemed like a formality. Recruiter said the same thing, the job is mine, we'll contact you with the official offer when they put it together. I was all in, prepping myself for it. Like, I was telling friends and family. Luckily I didn't tell my employer at the time(definitely don't do that until you have a firm offer in writing). Weeks go by, I hear nothing. I contact the recruiter and ask and he says we're still on for it, don't worry they want you, just doing some paper work and so-and-so been's out of town, etc. More weeks. Ask again, get the same answer. Then I let a month go and essentially said "listen, I really want this job, but I'm not going to wait around forever, can you please find out what's happening or else I'll have to start looking elsewhere". Finally the recruiter comes back and says "They decided not to create the position." Basically CIO thought it wasn't essential (it really is) and just dragged his heals on making that decision. Recruiter and manager both felt bad they dragged me along, but I was pretty pissed. A couple months later and I got a job that I'm much happier with anyways, but that still bugs me.
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    Buffalo Bills 2018-2019

    Same. I think part of the reason he's so condesending, besides his personality, is that there are like 5 guys left who call in, so he's tired of their BS. When they do call in segments, for any of their shows, I change the channel.
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    English Premier League 2018-2019

    Chelsea make bid for Pulisic: https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea/chelsea-make-official-offer-for-christian-pulisic-but-dortmund-want-70m-transfer-fee-for-star-a4006631.html
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    The Athletic Look into The Future NHL

    These next 5 years will really cement my opinion of the Pegula's. They started out rough, but they were brand new at the ownership gig. They didn't know how to run a sports team, and they made some hard mistakes a long the way. And both teams were in ROUGHT shape when they came in. But they've got 7 years in the NHL world and 5 in the NFL now. Both teams have changed quite a bit. I like the hockey team's possibilities more than the football teams, but who knows. Time to make your real mark.
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    Scandella to IR, Tennyson called up

    Latest on himwas that he was getting closer, but not ready yet.
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    Scandella to IR, Tennyson called up

    Scanner to IR means it more long term, that might be enough to warrant another call up.
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    Tage Thompson: what's the deal?

    Another game, another goal. I think it was our best one of the night, too.
  15. Everyone has their preference, but my votes go to Gene McCarthy's in South Buffalo and Gabriel's Gate in Allentown. I've never been to Barbill, which people always mention, too, but thats a fair bit outside of the city anyways. The other two are about 10 minutes from the arena. You can always do Anchor Bar, too. I won't judge.
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